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On functors expressible in the polymorphic typed lambda calculus

J. C. Reynolds

On functors expressible in the polymorphic typed lambda calculus

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Published by University of Edinburgh, Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science in Edinburgh .
Written in English

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StatementJ.C. Reynolds and G.D. Plotkin.
SeriesLFCS report series -- ECS-LFCS-88-53
ContributionsPlotkin, G. 1946-, University of Edinburgh. Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
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Open LibraryOL13934650M

Typing fix •Math explanation: If M is a function from τ to τ, then fix M, the fixed-point of M, is some τ with the fixed-point property •Operational explanation: fix λx.M’ reduces to M’[fix λx.M’/x]. •The substitution means x and fix λx.M’need the same type •The result means M’ and fix λx.M’ need the same type •Soundness (type safety) is straightforward. Interpretations of the Gradually-Typed Lambda Calculus (Distilled Tutorial) Jeremy G. Siek University of Colorado at Boulder [email protected] Ronald Garcia University of British Columbia [email protected] Abstract Gradual typing is an approach to integrating static and dynamic type checking within the same language [Siek and Taha ].

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On functors expressible in the polymorphic typed lambda calculus by J. C. Reynolds Download PDF EPUB FB2

On Functors Expressible in the Polymorphic Typed Lambda Calculus John C. Reynolds Carnegie Mellon University and Gordon D. Plotkiny University of Edinburgh January 22, Abstract Given a model of the polymorphic typed lambda calculus based upon a Cartesian closed category K, there will be functors from K to K whose action on objects can be.

The simply typed lambda calculus (→), a form of type theory, is a typed interpretation of the lambda calculus with only one On functors expressible in the polymorphic typed lambda calculus book constructor: → that builds function is the canonical and simplest example of a typed lambda calculus.

The simply typed lambda calculus was originally introduced by Alonzo Church in as an attempt to avoid paradoxical uses of the untyped lambda. Categorically, the first place I saw the functorial approach published in detail--and the fact that in System F, \forall p [ T(p) ==> p ==> p ] is a weakly initial T-algebra (for definable covariant functors T) is in Reynolds-Plotkin "On Functors Expressible in the Polymorphic Typed Lambda Calculus (Inf.

& Computation,reprinted in. A typed lambda calculus is a typed formalism that uses the lambda-symbol to denote anonymous function this context, types are usually objects of a syntactic nature that are assigned to lambda terms; the exact nature of a type depends on the calculus considered (see kinds below).

In the simply-typed lambda calculus, there functions (types that maps values to values) but no functors (types that map types to types). Conceptually, you can have mappings (functions) at any "layer", and a function at layer N can have as its inputs and outputs things at any layer less than N.

Oct 14,  · Reynolds, J.C., Plotkin, G.D. On functors expressible in the polymorphic typed lambda calculus. Preliminary report in: Logical Foundations of Functional Programming, Proceedings University of Texas Programming Institute, Austin, Texas, Juneed.

by G. Huet, to multdemsvote.comed version to appear in Information and Computation. Google ScholarCited by: In this paper we introduce a logic for parametric polymorphism. Just as LCF is a logic for the simply-typed λ-calculus with recursion and arithmetic, our logic is a logic for System F.

The logic permits the formal presentation and use of relational by: Typed lambda calculus is used in functional programming (Haskell, Clean) and proof assistants (Coq, Isabelle, HOL), which are used to design and verify IT products and mathematical proofs.

This book reveals unexpected mathematical beauty in three classes of typing: simple types, recursive types and intersection types.

Numerous exercises are Cited by: The reason we don't have polymorphic lambdas is explained pretty well in this posting. It has to do with the concepts feature that was pulled from C++ essentially, polymorphic lambdas are ordinary, unconstrained function templates and we didn't know how to typecheck a concept-constrained template that used an unconstrained template.

The second-order polymorphic lambda calculus, F2, was independently discovered by Girard and Reynolds. Girard additionally proved a Representation Theorem: every function on natural numbers that can be proved total in second-order intuitionistic predicate logic, P2, can be represented in multdemsvote.comds additionally proved an Abstraction Theorem: for a suitable notion of logical relation, every Cited by: Part II (Chapters ) presents an overview of research on a system of typed lambda calculus vari-ously known as polymorphic or second-order lambda calculus or system F.

This calculus was introduced by J.-Y Girard in his seminal paper Une extension de l'interpretation de Godel a l'analyse et son. lambda calculus in the area of computation theory, it has contributed im- polymorphic operations. The lambda expression (λx. x) acts as an iden-tity function on the set of integers, on a set of functions of some type, or on any other kind of object.

• The expression λn. Some time ago, I was surprised not to find many untyped & simply-typed lambda calculus interpreters among the answers to this question, so I started working for a while in an educational lambda calculus interpreter called Mikrokosmos (can also be used online).It implements untyped and simply typed lambda calculus (and also illustrates Curry-Howard).

lambda-calculus, which is the theoretical basis of practical functional programming languages such as Standard ML, CAML, Haskell etc. This book itself is purely theoretical and principally aimed for researchers/students of its field. This book is very comprehensive. In fact, this book successfully compiles almost all results on type-free lambda Cited by: Lambda Calculus with Types This handbook with exercises reveals in formalisms, hitherto mainly used for hardware and software design and verification, unexpected mathematical beauty.

The lambda calculus forms a prototype universal programming language, which in its untyped version is related to Lisp, and was treated in the first author’s. typed lambda-calculus (theory) (TLC) A variety of lambda-calculus in which every term is labelled with a type. A function application (A B) is only synctactically valid if A has type s --> t, where the type of B is s (or an instance or s in a polymorphic language) and t is any type.

If the types allowed for terms are restricted, e.g. to Hindley-Milner. A short introduction to the Lambda Calculus Achim Jung∗ March 18, Abstract The lambda calculus can appear arcane on first encounter.

Viewed pu rely as a “naming device”, however, it is a straighforward extension of ordinar y mathematical notation. This is the point of view taken in these notes.

A brief history of mathematical. The Lambda Calculus. Lambda calculus is a notation for describing mathematical functions and programs.

It is a mathematical system for studying the interaction of functional abstraction and functional application. It captures some of the essential, common features.

Jan 22,  · Simply typed lambda calculus The simply typed lambda calculus (), a form of type theory, is a typed interpretation of the lambda calculus with only one type constructor: that builds function types. An ML Implementation of the Dependently Typed Lambda Calculus Samuel Baxter Honors Thesis Advised by Professor Robert Muller Computer Science Department, Boston College May 14, Abstract: As programming languages and the eld of computer science develop, the question of program correctness and reliability becomes more prevalent in our eld.

fiGiven a term of the untyped lambda calculus, find all terms of the typed lambda calculus, which yield the given term when the type information on bound variables is deleted.fl Since such terms can differ only in their types, this problem is sometimes referred to as finding the fipossible typingsfl of a term.

Does type checking of the simply typed $\lambda$-calculus need unification. Does type inference appear when doing type checking. Please correct me if I am wrong at any point and explain. Other info. Type checking of ${ \vdash (\lambda x:bool.x) \text{ true}: bool }$ is given as an example in the book "types and programming languages", page Given a model of the polymorphic typed lambda calculus based upon a Cartesian closed category K, there will be functors from K to K whose action on objects can be expressed by type expressions and.

Notes on Simply Typed Lambda Calculus Ralph Loadery February, The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to -calculi, speci cally the simply typed lambda calculus (!). -calculi are formalisms that are useful in computer science.

They are languages that. lambda-calculus (mathematics) (Normally written with a Greek letter lambda). A branch of mathematical logic developed by Alonzo Church in the late s and early s, dealing with the application of functions to their arguments.

The pure lambda-calculus contains no constants - neither numbers nor mathematical functions such as plus - and is untyped.

On Functors Expressible in the Polymorphic Typed Lambda Calculus. Logical Foundations of Functional Programming, edited by G. Huet, Addison Wesley, [22] REYNOLDS J. Towards a Cited by: Given a model of the polymorphic typed lambda calculus based upon a Cartesian closed category K, there will be functors from K to K whose action on objects can be expressed by type expressions and Author: Philip Wadler.

Region analysis and the polymorphic lambda calculus Anindya Banerjee Stevens Institute of Technology [email protected] Nevin Heintze Bell Laboratories [email protected] Jon G. Riecke Bell Laboratories [email protected] Abstract We show howto translatethe regioncalculusof Tofte and Talpin, a typed lambda calculus that can statically delimit.

The Typed Polymorphic Label-Selective -Calculus 1 They were both very pleased with this new view of the matter, which did credit to them both, and we all parted on the most friendly terms. ROBERT GRAVES, I, Claudius 1 Introduction The use of symbolic labels in programming languages is not new.

This has been done in two ways. Simply-Typed Lambda Calculus Meeting 18, CSCISpring Announcements • I have commented on most of your proposals 2 Quick Review • Tell me about λ-calculus 3 Quick Review • λ-calculus is as expressive as a Turing machine • We can encode a multitude of data types in the untyped λ-calculus • To simplify programming it is.

The purpose of this paper is to present a polymorphic language with Type:Type, where types are values. Such a language has a formal type inference system and formal denotational semantics, and can be used to model second-order λ-calculus and the basic features of Pebble. The type system is very expressive, possibly the most expressive.

An Introduction to Polymorphic Lambda Calculus with Subtyping. Abstract In this paper, an elaborate overview is presented of several extensions of standard lambda calculus. We start out with a description of untyped lambda calculus. Then we add explicit types and show how polymorphism can be introduced.

Next we give a description of a higher order. The simply typed lambda-calculus (STLC) is a tiny core calculus embodying the key concept of functional abstraction, which shows up in pretty much every real-world programming language in some form (functions, procedures, methods, etc.).

Types Major new topic worthy of several lectures: Type systems I Continue to use (CBV) Lambda Caluclus as our core model I But will soon enrich with other common primitives This lecture: I Motivation for type systems I What a type system is designed to do and not do I De nition of stuckness, soundness, completeness, etc.

I The Simply-Typed Lambda Calculus I A basic and natural type system. I think the reference on the subject of lambda-calculus itself still is Barendregt's book. Beyond that it pretty much depends on what "part" of lambda-calculus you are interested in: typing.

proof theory. term rewriting. functional programming. Each of these is a field in itself, and I don't know of any book. Lecture 11 Simply-typed lambda calculus We introduce a relation (or judgment) over typing contexts (or type environments), expressions e, and types ˝.The judgment ⊢ e:˝ is read as “e has type ˝ in context ”.

A typing context is a sequence of variables and their types. The Typed Lambda Calculus. A type is a collection of objects having similar structure. For instance, integers, pairs of integers and functions over integers are at least three distinct types.

In both mathematics and programming the collection of functions is further subdivided based on the kind of input for which the function makes sense, and these divisons are also called types, following the.

As a language for describing functions, any literate computer scientist would expect to understand the vocabulary of the lambda calculus. It is folklore that various forms of the lambda calculus are the prototypical functional programming languages, but the pure theory of the lambda calculus is also extremely attractive in its own right.

System F frees the type system further by introducing parts of lambda calculus at the type level. We have type abstraction terms and type application terms, which define and apply functions that take types as arguments and return terms. At the same time, System F remains normalizing. The syntax of the simply-typed lambda calculus is similar to that of untyped lambda calculus, with the exception of abstractions.

Since abstractions define functions that take an argument, in the simply-typed lambda calculus, we explicitly state what the type of the argument is.

That is, in an abstraction x:˝:e, the ˝is the expected type of. You can't make a polymorphic fixpoint combinator.

This restriction comes with the simply typed lambda calculus. If you added polymorphism (which in itself does not allow recursive functions, for example System F is normalizing), you could get a polymorphic fixpoint combinator with a suitably generalized recursive let construct.– The pure λ-calculus is an extreme case of an untyped language (however, its behavior is completely specified) • (Statically) Typed languages – Variables are assigned (non-trivial) types – A type system keeps track of types – Types might or might not appear in the program itself – Languages can be explicitly typed or implicitly typed.The lambda-calculus was invented in the early ’s, by A.

Church, and has been considerably developed since then. This book is an introduction to some aspects of the theory today: pure lambda-calculus, combinatory logic, seman-tics (models) of lambda-calculus, type .